How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:42:04 +0000

We explore some of the ways social media use personal data to fuel advertising and keep the profits flowing.

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A week in security (November 18 – 24)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:55:31 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 18 – 24, including Coalition against stalkerware, exploit kits, ransomware, data leaks, and juice jacking.

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Deepfakes and LinkedIn: malign interference campaigns

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Don’t discount deepfakes just yet. We may not be fooled by phony Mark Zuckerberg anymore, but the discovery of a fake LinkedIn profile sporting a deepfake avatar shows how social engineering can deceive through the mundane.

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ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?

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Data scraping treasure trove found in the wild

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:56:54 +0000

3 large databases containing scraped content landed in front of security researchers. How bad is it?

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A week in security (November 26 – December 2)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:06:04 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from November 26 until December 2, including the Marriott breach, AV testing, 2019 security predictions, and an ad fraud botnet takedown.

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